Shipping to Spain
Shipping to Spain
If you are thinking about cargo shipping household items or other goods to Spain, there are some customs rules and regulations you might want to know in advance.
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If you are shipping new items to Spain, it is likely that you will have to pay some taxes, which are typically based on the value of the items.
There are also certain duty taxes and some restrictions on shipping certain items including alcohol, food items, and tobacco. Used household goods can be shipped to Spain for free provided you have used them for at least 6 months before shipping to Spain. In order to ship household goods to Spain without paying duty fees, it is important that you get all of your necessary paperwork in order. This is something in which a shipping company like Cargo Experts can assist.
If you are a resident of Spain returning to the country, or if you are not a resident of Spain but are planning on living in Spain, after you arrive in the country, you will need to register with the local town hall. There are also some documents you need to get in order to make your cargo shipping experience easier:
- Original passport
- Detailed inventory with values, written in Spanish, and signed
- Bill of Lading or Airway bill
Residents of Spain will also need a “Certificate of Change of Address” which the Spanish Consulate issues. If you are not a resident of Spain, you’ll need an “Application for Spanish Residence Permit or a Work Permit which allows you to seek employment in Spain.
You will also want to have some important numbers for tax purposes. Members of the Common Market can use their European Community Card information. For others, you’ll want a NIE Number which is a Spanish tax identification number. NIE numbers are issued by the National Police of Spain, and are required in order to conduct a wide variety of transactions in Spain, including the purchase or sale of any real estate or vehicle within the country.
Items Prohibited from Cargo Shipping to Spain
If you are shipping cargo to Spain, it is important to note that there are some items you cannot ship to Spain. For example, you are not allowed to ship products made from protected species including ivory, reptile skin, tortoise shell, and wood from the Amazon. Other items that are prohibited or require special permits from the police in Spain include weapons and ammunition.
Interesting in Shipping a Car to Spain?
If you are moving to Spain or plan to live in Spain for an extended period of time, you might decide to ship a car to Spain. In order to ship a car to Spain, you must own the car for at least six months prior to shipping a car to Spain. Further, if you ship a car to Spain, the car must be in good working condition upon arrival. There are some important documents you’ll need before shipping a car to Spain. Some of these include:
- Certificate of Ownership
- Vehicle Registration or Title
- Insurance Information
- License Plates
- Tax Receipt
Cargo shipping to Spain is much easier with the help of a dependable and reliable cargo shipping company. Contact Cargo Experts for more specific information about rules and regulations when shipping to Spain. Call Cargo Experts toll free today at 866-994-7822 with any questions you might have about cargo shipping to Spain or for a free FREIGHT QUOTE for your cargo shipment to Spain.